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March Shows Changing Climate for City Protest

Sep 17, 2014

Protestors during Occupy Wall Street (photo: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) As illustrated by its slick subway ad campaign, and the participation of leading political figures including U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, this Sunday's

 

Solving Our Voter Turnout Crisis

Sep 15, 2014

Mayor de Blasio casting his vote on primary day (photo: @BilldeBlasio) Last week's Democratic gubernatorial primary saw shockingly low turnout among New York voters - less than 10% of the state's

 

Small Business Cost & Regulatory Hurdles in New York City

Sep 05, 2014

Mayor de Blasio promotes paid sick leave (photo: @NYCDCA)  The following entry is part of The Small Business Corner, a collaboration between Gotham Gazette and GoBizNYC: We seldom hear small business owners weigh in

 

Two Cheers for Andrew Cuomo

Sep 03, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, has some nearly-forgotten accomplishments (photo: @NYGovCuomo) New York is suffering from mass political amnesia: no one seems to remember the condition of the state's polity when Andrew

 

A Fall Agenda for the City Council's Veterans Committee

Aug 21, 2014

Council Member Eric Ulrich, right, at a veterans committee hearing (photo: William Alatriste) When Council Member Eric Ulrich was appointed chair of the veterans committee by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in January,